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Parcel Listens, ep 1: Kickstart Change

May 6, 2016 by Erin Brand

When industrial design firm Fig40 endeavoured to create a chair that could stand up to use at drop-in centres for those who are homeless, they ended up designing something else as well—a social enterprise. Our first episode of Parcel Listens is about Community, the chair that sits at the center of business, social enterprise and design.

This podcast was recorded during “Kickstart Change,” a live panel discussion and exhibition held at our Leslieville studio during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

“Social enterprise is a verb,” says Paul Gregory, founder of Street Soccer Canada. “It means you’re building on the strengths of a community.”

Panellists include:

Paul Gregory — Founder of Street Soccer Canada, a non-profit that organizes friendly soccer games and runs social enterprises for those who are homeless.

Lee Fletcher & Terence Woodside — The duo behind Fig40, an industrial design firm that collaborates with some of the world’s most progressive thinkers to make objects that matter.

Gary Beelik — Partner and Creative Director here at Parcel, an integrated creative firm of strategists, designers and storytellers that helps leadership teams develop new directions for their business.

To listen, click play here:

 


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